Wednesday, 23 October 2013
O is for the Old King
The Old King public house was built in c.1828, and remodelled in 1973. The building was constructed of red brick laid in Flemish bond, to the original phase, the 1970s phase was built of brown stretcher bond brick. The 2-storey, 4-bay frontage retained early 19th century fabric to the right hand bay only, the rest was re-fronted and all windows were 20th century. To the rear was a late 19th century single-storey function room, and a mono-pitch 19th century outbuilding, possibly a brew house or store.
Standing on the corner of Great Portwood Street and Lancaster Street it was a listed building pictured here "for sale" in 2008.
In 2011 it was still waiting for a buyer.
In April 2012 I happened to walk into Lancaster Street and found this scene.
Despite being listed it was demolished to make way for a branch of Nando's.
A contribution to ABC Wednesday and signs, signs.